Underground Mining Museum offers a remarkable glimpse into Creede’s rich mining past. The museum was ‘mined’ out of the mountainside in the early 1990’s, a few years after Creede’s last mine closed in 1985.
Guided tours are held during the summer season by retired miners. Learn about mining equipment and methods, including stopeing, blasting, blacksmithing, mucking and assaying.
There is a gift store with jewelry, gems, post cards and other souvenirs. The museum also houses the town’s community center.
The museum is located at the end of downtown. Take Main Street until you reach the museum in less than a minute.
If you continue past the museum you’ll reach the, Bachelor Historic Loop, a must visit, especially if you go to the museum.
For more on Creede’s colorful past, make sure you stop by the visitor center and the Creede Historic Museum.
Address: 407 North Loma Ave, Creede, CO
Season: Year round
Hours: late May to mid September